Cusuco National Park

Location:Honduras
IUCN Category:II
Area:44,047 acres (17,825 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Am (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: monsoonal)

Ecoregions

Central American Atlantic moist forests
Central American montane forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share 60 %40 %
Soil TypeHumic NitisolsEutric GleysolsEutric Fluvisols
Topsoil TextureFineMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellPoorModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %
Sand24 %40 %44 %
Silt27 %31 %33 %
Clay49 %29 %23 %
USDA TextureClayClay loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.24 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.18 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.45 %0.93 %0.73 %
PH5.36.17
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity21 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹50 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity20 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹14 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation27 %81 %91 %
Total Exchangeable Bases5.4 cmol kg⁻¹10.5 cmol kg⁻¹12.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %
Sand18 %37 %46 %
Silt21 %28 %31 %
Clay61 %35 %23 %
USDA TextureClay (heavy)Clay loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.25 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.96 %0.33 %0.32 %
PH5.46.47.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹38 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity20 cmol kg⁻¹14 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation29 %86 %94 %
Total Exchangeable Bases5.8 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹12.2 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0.1 %1.8 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263